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Newbie Ride Interest? - February 19, 2016, 09:20 PM

Hello everyone,

Actually, despite my nickname here, I no longer have my old 1995 VFR, but I do still have my trusty 1999 900SS and my (less trusty!) 2008 Daytona 675.

I'm writing to see how much interest there might be for those wanting to experience a longer ride along nice, twisty roads in the Shenandoahs.

This ride would be geared for newer, less experienced riders w/o a whole lot of miles under their belt and who do not know the fun roads as well as I do.

You should figure at least 250 miles RT from Arlington. I have several loops to choose from and depending on response we can do more miles too.

I've been riding since 1971 and as I age, I tend to go a bit slower these days, not necessarily a bad thing.

However, as someone mentioned to me some 20 years ago when leading similarly: "This won't be the fastest ride you've ever been on, but it won't be the slowest either!"

I definitely have expectations of anyone wishing to participate: you dress properly; no squidly behavior; if you do pass someone, you do so politely w/ a "beep-beep". But, if you pass me, you're done and on your own

I have learned much from my bro's here on this list over the years and I would like to give back a bit by leading a fun most-of-the-day ride for newbie types who want to check out some of our awesome VA roads.

I figure sometime in April as the weather clears and warms.

Looking forward to seeing the creation of an interested group!

Cheers!

JK


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February 19, 2016, 09:23 PM

I'm far from a new rider but I'm down. Always like seeing some new routes and more important meeting some new riders.


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February 19, 2016, 09:45 PM

In, for a relaxed and enjoyable ride to explore newer routes.


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February 19, 2016, 09:59 PM

I'm not a new rider but I enjoy a semi-chill ride and meeting new faces now and then. I'll keep an eye out for a ride posting from you.

Good on ya for posting up and being willing to lead rides out here in the Shenandoah Valley. It's a great area to ride! That's one reason why I moved out this way back in 1984.


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February 19, 2016, 10:11 PM

Interested. When do you plan on hosting this ride?


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February 19, 2016, 10:23 PM

Need to find me a babysitter, but Im down, willing to lead a group of new riders from the Hoodbridge to meet.


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February 19, 2016, 10:38 PM

I seem to never have time to actually ride motorcycles but I am curious as to why you refer to your 675 as less than reliable?
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February 20, 2016, 06:34 AM

I'm not a new rider either and I usually make it a point to avoid group rides for the reasons you have listed in your post soooooo I'm up for learning some new routes in the hills and meeting some new faces. I'm about an hour away from Arlington but that's no biggie. If I'm free, I'd tag along.
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I'm in. Have a buddy that is pretty new to riding. Only way to learn is miles.


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February 20, 2016, 07:28 AM

I'm in. Need to learn more roads out here.
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February 20, 2016, 10:35 AM

I'm in, gotta try and see what a long ride on the 998 does to me, ha!


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I'm in, gotta try and see what a long ride on the 998 does to me, ha!
Ouch... LOL

I always carry a bottle of Advil on long rides. I'll sell ya some.


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February 20, 2016, 09:56 PM

You guys crack me up

OK my reliability issue w/ my 675 was the R/R - I still love her and we did 250 miles today - 'nuff said. My 2V Ducati w/ 84K miles has never failed me ever.

I'm thinking early April - weather permitting, of course - I'm occupied last two weekends in April though. May is fine too.

I'm gladdened by the response so far - thanks everyone!

I did ride today as well btw - only 240 or so - roads were crappy, full of gravel and sand/salt detritus, but on two wheels and judicious throttle control - it's still all good

For a group ride with unknown numbers and variable skill levels, I would want weather conditions to be quite comfortable.

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JK

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February 21, 2016, 06:57 PM

Keep me in the loop ... I'm a newbie to the bike culture. No miles under my belt as yet, not from a sports bike at least.


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